|Alternate:||Fungus Culture Bone Marrow|
|Includes:||Culture fungal susceptibility by special request only|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1week. Negative cultures are finalized at 4 weeks positives as identified.|
|Specimen:||Bone marrow aspirate|
|Container:||Heparinized syringe, Fungal Blood Culture Bottle, or isolator tube.|
|Rejection:||improper specimen device.
Left at room temperature more than 8 hrs.
refridgerated or frozen specimens.
|Normal:||No fungus isolated at 4 weeks.|
|Uses:||Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.|
|Limitations:||Anti-fungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.|
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